Estate Homegrown Wet Hop Ale | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Estate Homegrown Wet Hop AleEstate Homegrown Wet Hop Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
California, United States
sierranevada.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.70%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
"Taste fresh-from-the-field flavors with this handmade, homegrown, and completely natural ale. Made with organic wet hops and barley grown at our brewery in Chico, this remarkable ale is the only one of its kind."

Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-04-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,434
Reviews:
556
Avg:
4.1
pDev:
10.73%
 
 
Wants:
76
Gots:
192
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 1,434 |  Reviews: 556
Photo of Zylod
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ArmyATCBrewer
3.99/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chris826
3.26/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Krisp09
3.98/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Look: poured into tulip, nice clear copper orange color with 2 finger soapy white head that laced the glass beautifully. Aroma: mustiness from hops along with floral and citrus, decent amount of caramel malt aroma as well. Taste: extremely well balanced with wonderful great hop floral hop flavors and pine and citrus at the end. Mouthfeel: great carbonation gives nice light feel. Overall: nicely balanced IPA that is easy to drink but still leaves the hop head happy on the finish

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Photo of Jrobb6
3.67/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PatrickCT
4.13/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750ml poured into a tulip.

a: Beautiful Amber/orange body. Nice and hazy. Like an autum day. Soapy, white, two finger head.

s: Grapefruit. Grass. Floral Pine. Straight forward. Easy to understand. Delightful.

t: Nice malt backbone holds up grapefruit rind, pine, floral hoppiness. Ends with dank and hoppy spiciness.

mf: Medium body with medium carbonation. Slight resinous feel with a sharp, dry, hop spice finish.

o: Classic Sierra Nevada. Classic American hop profile. Even at a few months old this beer holds up. A bit like SNPA and a little Celebration.

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Photo of Yancey82
4.21/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of vidisad
4.14/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of amalburg
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Nage37
5/5  rDev +22%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of golf4collet
3.88/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CNoj012
4.03/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours a gorgeous hazy amber copper color color with a huge soapy off white head that has excellent retention and leaves great lacing. Smell is grapefruit, floral, pine and spicy hops with a bready malt backing. Taste is the same. Medium feel with good carbonation and the hop spiciness tingles the tongue. Overall another great SN IPA.

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Photo of mikerieder
4.24/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RDW
4.29/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Oakley
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MispeledStalion
3.63/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Johntomk
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cauchonpa
4.01/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

2015 bottling of the Homegrown IPA
A (4.25) - Pours a clear reddish orange with two fingers of gold tinged head. The head is very persistent and develops contours where my moustache with it. It also laces nicely on the pint glass. Little bubbles that continued to rise from the bottom of glass, even with very little ale left in the glass.

S (4.5) - Heavy grapefruit scent up front followed by pine and a general vegetation smell, probably from the wet hops used in the brewing process. Some spice, but not as much I had expected.

T (3.75) - Decent amount of bitterness from the hops flows into a tart and almost sweet fruitiness on the palate. From start to finish: zesty hops moves through fresh spice into dry bitterness. Not much taste of alcohol at all.

M (3.75) - A decent amount of carbonation felt both on the tongue and the roof of the mouth. The hop taste feels bright on the tongue.

O (4.0625) - I appreciate what this is trying to do. I like the idea of an estate ale, and I think Sierra Nevada's offering is getting the job done well. Overall, a good wet hopped IPA, and worth sharing with a friend.

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Photo of Dwinslow15
4.56/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bonkinishwa
3.77/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. - Estate Homegrown Wet Hop Ale. 6.7% ABV. 750ml bottle split between two snifters. 2015 Edition.

Look: Vibrant orange/copper colored body. Aggressive pour created a 2 finger bubbly white head, which dissipated slowly into very sticky lacing, which remained throughout.

Smell: Dank wet hops, earthy piney aroma, over-ripened tropical fruits, like mangos, peaches, and bananas, all with some nice spiciness to balance it all out.

Feel: Thin bodied, with some creaminess from the head, and a nice balance of carbonation.

Taste: Some hop taste up front, but quickly enveloped by the tropical fruits, earthy pine, and spices. On the back end and into the aftertaste, the wet hop taste returns, as a resiny bitter taste. Also very faint, but some kind of cracker/biscuity taste within the aftertaste.

Overall: Very different from the usual IPAs, Has the usual ingredients of an IPA, but its spiced like a Saison. Very natural like taste, most likely since being organic; has an earthy piney taste within.

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Photo of do_ob
3.86/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

2015 edition. Bottle split between two New Belgium snifters. Pours a washed-out, hazy orange-gold and settles as a transluscent, vibrant amber in the glass. Decent clarity, albeit a bit hazy. Light sediment in the bottom of the glass. Great carbonation. Topped off with 2 fingers of eggshell colored foam, super sticky in composition. The head eventually bubbled down to about 1/2 a finger and stuck around for the remainder of the beer. On the nose, I got light fruit- mainly mango, banana, and over-ripened peaches. Also lots of herbal spice and earthiness in there to counterbalance the sweetness. Some toasty malt as it warmed. On the taste, strong notes of earthy & peppery spice, hay/grain/grass, and wet hops - especially on the back end. Lots of piney, hop resin on the aftertaste. Very little 'typical' IPA characteristics, as there is little fruitiness or citrus. On the feel, it's well balanced in terms of weight and carbonation. Decently creamy, though a tad watery on the finish.

Overall, a good deviation from the norm. Almost like a saison/IPA hybrid in the best possible way. It's different, but it's nice to get away from the mainstream once in a while.

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Photo of tykechandler
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of h4ger
3.92/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of NateF90
4.14/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of poorbuthappy
4.28/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Estate Homegrown Wet Hop Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
4.1 out of 5 based on 1,434 ratings.
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